Cultivating a Life of Gratitude

I am committing myself, during 2010, to attempt to cultivate a greater awareness of how much I have to be thankful and grateful for by sharing my daily findings and musings with you. It is my hope that by blogging about gratitude, I will be more aware of what is going on around me in my life, my family, my friends' lives and our world.

March 11, 2010


Ross's mom is named Diane.  She is one of E-man's favorite people.  She is also one of mine.  I appreciate her so much.  She watches E-man for us every Thursday while I go teach at Keyboard Kids and when I was thing about today's 'gratefuls' she was at the top of my list.  Her house is right on the way for me as I trek down to Wayzata every Thursday and E. enjoys going to Grandma and Grandpa Manders' home very much.  Today when we turned on their street, he said "Kush" (the dog) and "Doggy" and "amma" and got excited. She always has a warm hug and smile for us both.  She has a caring and giving spirit.  She has taught me many things about cleaning with natural products and she is the BEST oven and microwave cleaner in the whole wide world.  She will do anything for you and I just love her.  Plus, they raised Ross who I love to pieces and much of who he is, he is because of them.   (Jerry - I'll blog my thankfulness for you another day - don't worry!) I know not everyone feels that way about their in-laws, so I feel blessed to appreciate mine so much.

1 comment:

  1. I love Jerry and Diane, too! I'll never forget waiting together with them, and Mom and Dad, for Ethan to be born. Diane was so excited and shared some of her own 'mom' experiences with me while we waited. I'll always cherish being a part of that special day with both sets of Ethan's grandparents. He's a lucky little dude!